Gov. Chris Christie spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall meeting with the mother of a child who died in December of Dravet Syndrome, a rare and often fatal symptom of epilepsy that has been treated with marijuana.
The suit filed last month by 57-year-old Charlie Davis, suffering from end-stage renal failure, may be the first of its kind in New Jersey, where medical marijuana has been legally available since 2012.
There is a proposal in the state legislature that would legalize pot and use the revenues for road repairs. Recreational marijuana was legalized by voters in Colorado and Washington state.
State Sen. Nicholas Scutari wants to legalize marijuana, tax it and use the revenue to pay to fix the state’s roads and bridges.
Astorino, 46, said he smoked pot when he was a college student, but noted he graduated nearly 25 years ago. He added he is against legalizing pot for recreational use.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Monday finds only 9 percent oppose legalizing medical marijuana.
Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.
Dr. Nirav Shah told lawmakers at a hearing Monday that a trial run is intended to examine the drug’s effectiveness in patient treatment, for example with pain in stages of cancer.
A Simsbury-based medical marijuana cultivator is one of four producers selected Tuesday by the state to begin operations. Curaleaf is aiming to be ready to meet the demand by early summer.
Some pro-marijuana billboards are popping along New Jersey highways — and are taking aim at the NFL in the days before Super Bowl XLVIII is played at the Meadowlands.
Four producers will operate facilities in West Haven, Portland, Simsbury and Watertown. The law was passed in 2012 and allows the use of marijuana for patients suffering from one of 11 specific debilitating illnesses whose doctors believe the treatment is appropriate.
“I’m not a medical expert,” Goodell said. “We will obviously follow signs. We will follow medicine and if they determine this could be a proper usage in any context, we will consider that. Our medical experts are not saying that right now.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is delivering a broad election-year agenda in a State of the State speech promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and modernizing New York City’s airports.
The plan would allow 20 hospitals to dispense marijuana to people suffering from cancer and some other diseases under state Department of Health regulations.
The announcement is expected to be made in his State of the State address later this week, it has caught some people off guard and has some, including supporters of medical marijuana, worried.